“An action-filled political thriller.” (New York Journal of Books)
“A rip-roaring adventure.” (TheRealBookSpy.com)
“The author creates an action-packed plot while still exploring questions of morality.” (Blackfive.net)
Praise for The British Lion: “An extraordinary and exciting tour-de-force… [and] breathtakingly imagined.… Immaculate research and acute observation are allied to a dynamic cast of characters.… A riveting, remarkable novel which makes one hope there is more to come.” (Lancashire Evening Post)
“An exhilarating roller-coaster ride that would have made a great Hitchcock movie.” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
“A well-written adventure.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch on The Darkest Hour)
“The Darkest Hour is an alternate history, a psychological study, and a thriller all rolled into one fantastic book. . . . A plat that is action-packed and gripping.” (Crimespree Magazine on The Darkest Hour)
“Within this foggy moral atmosphere . . . Schumacher creates a believable yet depressing occupied England, frozen and snow-covered. . . . Believable alternate history laced with multiple gunfights, turncoat duplicity, and an ending sure to propel the British Lion back into action.” (Kirkus Reviews on The British Lion)
Praise for The British Lion: “Schumacher has done his historical research about Nazis, their sympathizers, and the Holocaust. He mixes those facts into a riveting story, creating an alternate history that will have readers trembling with the realistic possibilities. This is a must-read.” (Blackfive.net on The British Lion)
From the Back Cover
In this next engrossing thriller in the John Rossett series set in post-WWII England, the detective confronts a rogue Nazi officer hell-bent on murder as the German occupation begins to falter
Working with the SS in German-occupied Britain was never easy for John Rossett. Though he has returned to his former job chasing criminals on the streets of London, the police inspector has been tainted by his Nazi associations. But the Germans aren’t done with Rossett yet. When a decorated SS captain kills the U.S. consul in Liverpool, then goes on the run, the German head of police orders Rossett to find the missing soldier and bring him in at any cost. Karl Bauer is a swift, cunning, and ruthless man known as “the Bear,” and it will take all Rossett’s skill to capture him alive.
While the Nazis still maintain a stranglehold in London, other parts of England are starting to slip through their grasp, and Liverpool is controlled by criminal networks and the fractured British resistance. A wasteland of burned-out buildings and mountains of rubble, it’s the perfect place for a clever warrior like Bauer to hide. Rossett’s search also turns up damning new information: Bauer’s superior, Major Theo Dannecker, had been colluding with the U.S. consul and the British resistance to smuggle large amounts of gold out of the country. But now the gold is missing, and the Germans, the British, and others who have discovered its existence will stop at nothing to recover it. As for the Bear, the fervent SS officer has repudiated his allegiance to the crumbling Reich and is now focused on destroying Rossett, the famed “British Lion,” one innocent victim at a time.
To prevent more deaths and protect what’s left of Britain, Rossett must trap the Bear and uncover the diabolical conspiracy that has brought Nazi officers and the British resistance together. Vivid and energetic, full of Schumacher’s trademark action and rich, conflicted characters, An Army of One reveals how the strength of one man can turn the tide in an uncertain world.